The nicest thing about collector message boards is that everyone wants to share a new find and/or recent purchase. Collectors will put up pics so that others can get a glimpse at something the community has yet to ever see. Not only that, oftentimes collectors will ask the community for some help in identifying some aspect of an item. This past week, such an item popped up that I thought readers of this blog might enjoy.
First of all, a big thanks to Steve F for agreeing to allow me to show his recent purchase of 1940's era fan photographs of old Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. They were originally posted at the net54Baseball site.
These photos are fascinating since they are so different from what you might expect. For instance, in the photo above why are there spectators sitting on the outfield grass? This must be of some promotional event because there is only one outfielder playing a very short center field, or maybe this is just a pre-game ritual.
In the above photo the crowd swarms the field after, what must have been, an important game. Then below, a camera crew can be seen just past the 1st base line. Was this a film shoot? After all, numerous shows and movies were filmed here; like Home Run Derby and Damn Yankees. Maybe this was a playoff game.
If you have any insight about the events taking place in these photos please pass them along. I know Steve F would appreciate your input. Also, please check some of my other pics from Wrigley Field in LA here.